Philippe Brunet: New Music for Solo Trumpet

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 — 12:00 AM
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
Tickets available at the door only

Canadian trumpet virtuoso Philippe Brunet brings an ambitious program for solo trumpet that explores the sonic and technical limits of his instrument. Masterpieces by Stockhausen and Berio are paired with pieces commissioned by Brunet (Chrysakis and Siu). Ending the program is Erickson’s technical showcase, Kryl. Kate Campbell, a local piano star, will assist him on piano resonance on Berio’s Sequenza X.

Canadian experimentalist Philippe Brunet has been an active performer all across North America and Europe appearing as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. As an advocate for New Music, he has collaborated with composers on over a dozen new works. Philippe earned his MFA from CalArts, where he studied with Edward Carroll, Thomas Stevens, Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Mark Trayle, and Ulrich Krieger. He is currently living in Miami, studying at the Frost School of Music as a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow, where he studies with Craig Morris. Philippe is a trumpet player who specializes in extended trumpet techniques, including the use of extended vocal techniques combined with the trumpet in non-idiomatic ways, creating new sounds.

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Harmonien (2008)
Thanos Chrysakis: Arch of Basalt and Ivy Pulse I (2014)
Remy Siu: Switch for Solo Trumpet and Electronics (2014)
Luciano Berio: Sequenza X for Trumpet and Piano Resonance (1984) — Assisted by Kate Campbell, piano
Robert Erickson: Kryl (1977)